Variant Scientist - Genomics

Claritas Genomics seeks a full-time Variant Scientist in our clinical molecular genetics team who will contribute to our mission of providing world class clinical genomic information to patients and providers.

The successful candidate will join our clinical team providing full-service pediatric, next-generation molecular diagnostics services.  

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Apply expertise towards genomic variant curation, classification and interpretation; put into the context of relevance to human genetic disorders
  • Support consistent and rigorous variant interpretation practices
  • Work cross-functionally to identify and support improvements in variant interpretation processes
  • Seek and implement opportunities for increased throughput and efficiency
  • Work collaboratively with the other members of the clinical team to ensure timely and accurate result return to our clients
  • Define processes and write SOPs for variant curation
  • Support projects for development of new test offerings and gene-level curation

Requirements

  • MS or PhD in human genetics, or molecular biology
  • 1-3 years of experience (industry or clinical) with variant interpretation or relevant qualification

 Preferred Experience/Skills

  • In depth knowledge of molecular genetics and evaluation of variants for their relationship to human disease
  • Ability to thoroughly and accurately evaluate scientific literature
  • Familiarity with variant databases, genome browsers, and HGVS nomenclature
  • Experience in a clinical genetics laboratory and/or pediatric clinical setting
  • High attention to detail, ability to multi-task and adapt to change
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment
  • Process and efficiency oriented with good analytical and problem solving skills

 

About Claritas Genomics

Claritas Genomics is a CLIA-certified genetic diagnostic testing company combining the power of genetic analysis technology with the clinical expertise of the world’s best pediatric specialists to inform and improve patient care. Claritas offers a range of services taking the guesswork out of test ordering and supports clinicians as they navigate an increasingly complex landscape of genetic diagnostics. Our interpretive services are based on the most up to date and reliable findings and our reports are designed to clearly communicate this complex information. Originally Boston Children’s Hospital’s CLIA-certified molecular testing laboratory, and launched as an independent CLIA laboratory in February 2013, we have comprehensive tests with new next-generation sequencing-based services being added to our menu on a regular basis.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: jobs@claritasgenomics.com

About Claritas

Claritas Genomics serves children affected with complex genetic disorders by providing timely and accurate results, resolving families’ long search for answers. By combining clinical expertise of the world’s best pediatric specialists with innovative platform solutions, Claritas is working to improve patient care and enable new discoveries. We are committed to the highest quality and accessibility of information and our interpretive services and unique approach to reporting set the standard for reliably and clearly communicating genetic information.

Now is the time to integrate genomics into clinical practice to inform, guide and improve medical treatment for kids around the world.